How to Make a Mobile





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Published on Jan 4, 2011

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This sleek, modern mobile would look equally cool in a nursery or above a workspace.

Step 1: Cut the twine
Cut the twine in various lengths between 12 and 36 inches. Double them and tie the pairs of loose ends together.

Used colored twine for an extra punch of color.

Step 2: Attach to eyelets
Take the looped ends and slip them each through the eyelets, pulling the tied ends through to make slipknots.

Step 3: Affix to hoop
Use slipknots to fix each piece of twine to the hoop, equal distances apart, keeping the eyelets at the bottom.

Step 4: Hang the hoop
Cut three more pieces of twine to hang the hoop from a ceiling hook. Double the pieces and slipknot at three places on top of the hoop, bring the loose ends together, tie a knot, and hang.

Step 5: Cut out shapes
Cut shapes from the poster board.

Pick three complementary colors for continuity.

Step 6: Attach shapes
Using a one-eighth inch hole punch, punch a hole at the top of each shape, one-quarter inch from the top. Attach the circles to the eyelets using an eyelet punch.

Did You Know?
Did you know? Marcel Duchamp coined the word 'mobile' to describe fellow artist Alexander Calder’s moving sculptures.


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